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Burns’ Night Shenanigans – January 2012

My oh My, doesn’t the time fly…. Gigwise, January is usually a bit like the Parson’s Egg, starting out quite dead with a burst of activity near the end as people put on Burns’ Night events to celebrate the Scottish … Continue reading

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Summer, Autumn, Winter – via Spain and Tetbury…

Another biggish gap in publication means that I’m going to try and wrap up the rest of 2011 in this blog in one rush. Please try and keep up… August turned out to be quite a busy month for me. … Continue reading

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More Summer Shenanigan’s….

In July the sun is hot… (is shining? No it’s not! – Flanders and Swan) July kicked off with an appearance by the Chiltern Ceilidhs band at the Leagrave Youth Work Action Group Youth Festival to try and drum up … Continue reading

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Summer comes, summer goes…

Wow! Turn your back for a minute and it’s already November. No doubt I’ll be taken to to task by my friends in the Blogoshere for dropping the ball. Oh well on with the motley… End of May The MoonLighting … Continue reading

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May 15 to 21 – Hoedown Band at Salisbury Live…

I don’t usually rehearse on weekend’s but as neither of my regular bass players were available for next week’s gig at the Salisbury International Arts Festival (Salisbury Live 2011). I’ve asked an old friend and former regular enQ / MoonDance bass player … Continue reading

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May 8th to 14th – From Gigspanner to MoonDance

On Sunday we go over to the Stables in Wavendon on the southern edge of Milton Keynes to see Peter Knight’s new band Gigspanner. As I want to feature the band in my weekly Luton News/Dunstable Gazette live music column … Continue reading

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May 1st to 7th – Harvey to Hoedown

On Sunday we head across to Hitchin in the evening to have a meal at the Café Rouge and then see Harvey Andrews at the folk club at the Sun Hotel. The food at the the cafe is as good … Continue reading

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April 30 – Off to Cambridge…

Ali and I head off to Cambridge to meet up with my son Alex who in the third year of a Natural Sciences (nat-sci) degree at Trinity. We arrive a little later than we planned and immediately head off to … Continue reading

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April 29 – A wedding gig…

I’ve managed to avoid paying much attention to the Royal Wedding. To be honest this media feeding frenzy is a bit of a bore. Intellectually I support the idea of a constitutional monarchy as it acts as a brake on … Continue reading

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April 26/27/28 – ‘Nose to the grindstone’ and AV…

Back to business this week with mainly office work and a rehearsal on Thursday. Thursday also marks one week from the referendum on whether Britain is going to bring their electoral system wheezing in to the early twentieth century (that … Continue reading

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